11 Things Teachers Need to Know About ADHD


ADHD is a real disorder

ADHD behaviors are not a cause of bad parenting

Positive reinforcement works much better than negative reinforcement

Children with ADHD do not want to be singled out

Every child with ADHD is unique

When something goes wrong, it isn’t always the fault of the child with ADHD

Hands-on, kinesthetic activities and approaches to learning work best

There are some simple ways to make your classroom more “ADHD friendly”

Medication is not a cure for ADHD

Section 504s and IEPs need to be followed

Parents need to be kept informed

Amanda Page

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